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Informed Consent for Endodontic Treatment
Informed Consent for Endodontic Treatment
The goal of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that might otherwise require
extraction. Although root canal treatment has a very high success rate, as with
all medical and dental procedures, it is a procedure whose results cannot be
guaranteed. Further, root canal treatment is performed to correct an apparent
problem and occasionally an unapparent, undiagnosed or hidden problem arises.
The goal of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that might otherwise require
extraction. Although root canal treatment has a very high success rate, as with
all medical and dental procedures, it is a procedure whose results cannot be
guaranteed. Further, root canal treatment is performed to correct an apparent
problem and occasionally an unapparent, undiagnosed or hidden problem arises.
This procedure will not prevent future tooth decay, tooth fracture or gum
disease, and occasionally a tooth that has had root canal treatment may require
re-treatment, endodontic surgery, or tooth extraction.
This procedure will not prevent future tooth decay, tooth fracture or gum
disease, and occasionally a tooth that has had root canal treatment may require
re-treatment, endodontic surgery, or tooth extraction.
Risks:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Risks:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
Other Treatment Choices:
The following other treatment options might be possible:
a) No treatment at all.
b) Waiting for more definitive development of symptoms.
c) Extraction: To be replaced with either nothing, a denture, a bridge or
an implant
Other Treatment Choices:
The following other treatment options might be possible:
a) No treatment at all.
b) Waiting for more definitive development of symptoms.
c) Extraction: To be replaced with either nothing, a denture, a bridge or
an implant
After the completion of the root canal procedure, you will be referred back to
your restorative dentist for the permanent restoration (filling, crown, cap).
Failure to have the tooth properly restored in a timely manner (generally within
30 days) significantly increases the possibility of failure of the root canal
procedure or tooth fracture.
After the completion of the root canal procedure, you will be referred back to
your restorative dentist for the permanent restoration (filling, crown, cap).
Failure to have the tooth properly restored in a timely manner (generally within
30 days) significantly increases the possibility of failure of the root canal
procedure or tooth fracture.
I have had an opportunity to ask questions of my treating doctor and I am
satisfied with the answers that I have received. I consent to the procedure.
I have had an opportunity to ask questions of my treating doctor and I am
satisfied with the answers that I have received. I consent to the procedure.
Tooth #:_______ Patient:_________________________ Date:_____________
Tooth #:_______ Patient:_________________________ Date:_____________
Prognosis: ______ Endodontist:____________________ Date:_____________
Prognosis: ______ Endodontist:____________________ Date:_____________
Are unlikely, but may occur. They might include but are not limited to:
Instrument separation in the canal.
Perforations (extra openings) of the canal with instruments.
Blocked root canals that cannot be ideally completed.
Incomplete healing.
Post-operative infection requiring additional treatment or the use of
antibiotics.
f) Tooth and/or root fracture that may require extraction.
g) Fracture, chipping, or loosening of existing tooth or crown.
h) Post-treatment discomfort.
i) Temporary or permanent numbness.
j) Change in the bite or jaw joint difficulty (TMJ problems or TMD).
k) Medical problems may occur if I do not have the root canal completed.
l) Reactions to anesthetics, chemicals or medications.
Are unlikely, but may occur. They might include but are not limited to:
Instrument separation in the canal.
Perforations (extra openings) of the canal with instruments.
Blocked root canals that cannot be ideally completed.
Incomplete healing.
Post-operative infection requiring additional treatment or the use of
antibiotics.
f) Tooth and/or root fracture that may require extraction.
g) Fracture, chipping, or loosening of existing tooth or crown.
h) Post-treatment discomfort.
i) Temporary or permanent numbness.
j) Change in the bite or jaw joint difficulty (TMJ problems or TMD).
k) Medical problems may occur if I do not have the root canal completed.
l) Reactions to anesthetics, chemicals, or medications.